Our annual fashion show is set for June 3rd, right here in Sunnyside Gardens!
In our ninth year, our show celebrates the music of Broadway. Each Broadway shows tell a unique story about humanity, in the form of relationships, social and political issues, our young designers are each telling a unique story or their own through the clothing they choose to create and wear.
This year we encouraged our students to embrace their story along with the design process, from beginning to end. What most sewing do not get to do is make their own fabric. The fabric is the first decision in the design process. By making your own fabric or by altering the surface in some way, you have the opportunity to take total control of your ideas.
The students approached this project from different points of view. Color blocking, layering textures, and appliqué are a few of the surface design projects you will see on the runway. What you will notice most is hand printed fabric. More than half of our students chose to hand carve a print block and use that block to custom print their own fabric. One of our students took the plunge and sent her fabric to a professional printer to get her fabric made-to-order. Whatever process each young designer chose, the results are both very personal and amazing!
These creative young professionals are the future of fashion! You don’t want to miss this show!